The End of McDonald’s! (In Iceland)
It's hard to imagine that a company as world renown as McDonald's would have to close any of its stores, but the current state of the global economy is forcing Jon Gardar Ogmundsson, the franchise owner of the three branches in Iceland, to do just that. The country of Iceland is on the brink of bankruptcy and costs of importing anything, let alone the packaging, meat, vegetables and cheese for each store has doubled. Some of the population won't be sad to see the golden arches come down. But from the time of the announcement that a Big Mac will soon be impossible to buy, the three stores have seen a boom in business, with lines reaching out the doors. You can read the Yahoo News article here
, but I recommend CNN's humorous Blog by Neil Curry here
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
NETHIE!!!!! hi there girl. how are you? i've missed you sweetie. good to hear from you my friend. great post! wow a country too poor to support a mcdonalds franchise. how sad. i bet they don't have a walmart either.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 10/31/09 at 10:12 PM
The best way to boost business is tell people they can't have it any more!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/01/09 at 12:35 AM
yeah expat, like those stores that are always having a going out of business sale but they never actually close.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 11/01/09 at 01:30 AM
everything would be 'buy it now' 99 cents shipping $5.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 11/01/09 at 11:15 AM
at that price they better serve it on fine china with a very good wine!
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 11/01/09 at 02:40 PM
I got really sick and spent half the summer in the hospital and the last few months getting my life back to some semblance of normalcy. I missed you too! It feels kinda weird to be back, but I guess that's fitting.
Posted by Nethie on 11/04/09 at 05:29 AM
i'm so sorry to hear you were ill, and i'm glad you are feeling better. stay well friend!
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 11/04/09 at 07:26 AM
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